Teacher Makes Students Pay to Use Bathroom & 'Broke' 7-Year-Old Wets His Pants (VIDEO)

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You know when you hear a story in the news that makes you so irate you really don't know whether to scream, cry, or do a combination of both? Well, that's how I felt after hearing about a 7-year-old boy who wet his pants because his teacher made kids pay to use the bathroom -- and he didn't have enough "money." Yes, this really happened.

(OMG. I seriously need to take a deep breath before going any further.)

When Sonja Cross' second-grade son came home from school in tears, she learned that he'd asked his teacher to use the restroom, and she'd refused, because he did not have any "Boyd Bucks" to pay for the trip.

Sonja then explained, "He tried to hold it as much as he could, but he just couldn’t." (I'm tearing up.)

The poor little boy wound up peeing his pants, and now he's being continuously teased by his classmates in addition to his initial embarrassment.

Apparently the children are permitted to take three scheduled bathroom breaks a day, and if they need to go again, they must fork over two "Boyd Bucks," which are basically credits she gives to the kids as a reward for good behavior.

Take a look at this video clip to hear more about what happened, and to see the lengths Sonja has gone to in order to make sure this doesn't happen to her son or any other student again.

Ok, as soon as I calm down and stop wanting to strangle that teacher, I'd like to reach out and give that poor mom a huge hug -- because I know how she feels.

Last year when my son was in Kindergarten, we had a similar incident at school that had me so irate, I literally thought I was going to rip someone's head off.

He was in one of his weekly elective classes, and he asked his teacher repeatedly if he could use the bathroom, and was told "no" many times over again. He decided to ask one last time out of sheer desperation, and when the teacher noticed he was holding himself "down there," he finally agreed to let him go, but not without basically calling him a liar straight to his face.

Even typing this brings out my inner rage. The teacher looked at my 6-year-old son and said, "You're the boy who cried wolf. Next time I'm not letting you go."

And I'm sure you can only imagine my reaction (not to mention my husband's) after he came home and told us what had happened.

Long story short, the teacher called both of us, and we both lit him up like a Christmas tree, and then we had a meeting with the principal, who assured us our son would be permitted to use the restroom anytime he needs to from that point forward -- and that the teacher mishandled the situation. (Yeah, ya think?)

Not gonna lie, to this day, I still want to slug that stupid teacher every time I see him. (AssH%&@.)

He should be ashamed of himself, as should the teacher in Texas who made her students pay to relieve themselves.

Come to think of it, forbidding kids to go to the bathroom unless they pay up sounds like a form of torture to me. She should really be fired, or at least be given the same punishment to teach her a much-needed lesson.

Have you ever had something like this happen to your child? What did you do about it?


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Brook... Brookesmom2012

Excuse me for the language I'm about to use

This bitch desrves to be fired and kicked in the teeth!

nonmember avatar Jane

My son had extreme anxiety about going to school. We met with the principal and that is when he told us while crying that a teacher would not let a child go to the bathroom. He was crying asking if the teacher would know he told us. I was very upset. We were going to move anyway. So now he is doing better. Plus he was sick a lot on top of that and even with DR notes they would not give us homework without a huge problem. I hope to never encounter that kind of teacher again. Plus the PTA parents got involved and bullied me for speaking up about it.

Sirena Robinson

Let me play devil's advocate for a moment. Three scheduled bathroom breaks over the course of an eight hour school day, plus lunch, recess, and before and after classes. I would think that a seven year old is capable of going two hours without eliminating. And don't you remember elementary school? Kids would all the time ask to go to the bathroom just to get out of the classroom. I'm not saying she was right, just that there is likely more to it than a "bitch who deserves to be fired and kicked in the teeth".

cassi... cassie_kellison

Have to agree with Sirena on this one. A 7 yr old should be old enough and responsible enough to go on a recess break before going back to class. My 6yr old barely even goes 3 times in an 8 hour time period. I understand some kids have smaller bladders yada yada, but I wouldn't go getting too irate just yet.

Melissa Leger

I agree 3 bathroom breaks are more than enough and ten there is still recess which in my area there are two one in the morning and one in the afternoon....then there is either before or after lunch.....so ur telling me a 7-8 year old needs MORE THAN FIVE bathroom breaks a day....but on the other side if a kid really needs to go let them go and if they have use all there times that day write a note home because something isn't right...

nonmember avatar Daxx

I was initially like wow what an evil teacher until I got to the part about they are allowed 3 bathroom breaks a day. Plus I'm imagining all the other opportunities they have to go before/after lunch between class etc. I can imagine this teacher trying to teach, but constantly being interrupted with bathroom break requests been driven to the "pay for pee" scheme.

ethan... ethans_momma06

I really don't care if a child gets a bathroom break every 10 minutes.

If a child has to go, a child should be allowed to go. There should not be any restriction, especially in the form of 'earning it' to use the restroom. That's it, period.

If a child repeatedly abuses this system, and disrupts the class, etc. then obviously like with any other behaiour or issue, the parents should be contacted and something worked out to accomodate normalcy, or alert them of a problem. Let's face it though- this is not the case.

This is simply put- NOT OKAY EVER.

cmjaz cmjaz

Listen, a child that age gets busy at recess and forgets to go. They are barely out of babyhood. If they need to go, let them. its a form of torture to not let them go and then they pee themselves and are embarrased. I had a friend at work that had to get her son cause he peed himself at a school play. He had stage fright and they made him get onstage anyway. He was so scared that he wet his pants. He was in 2nd grade. I almost cried in the office when she told me. So sad and unneccesary.

nonmember avatar Kate

I agree with Ethans_momma.

I have a 7 year old boy. He doesn't pee on a schedule. Also, I don't think he is unique in that when he has held it as long as he can, you can tell, because he's practically crying when he asks to go. I would be livid if he was denied and wet his pants, humiliated like that. When kids have to go that bad they're crying, because they don't want to pee their pants.

Elise48 Elise48

I'm sorry, if you can't pee on a schedule then maybe you shouldn't be in public school. Having children earn extra breaks on top of a perfectly appropriate bathroom schedule is not torture. 

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